What does Ciaran mean?
Ciaran [cia-ran] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Ciaran) is pronounced KEE-a-rawn. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ciaran is "black". Ciarán is derived from "ciar". Often anglicized as Kieran. Name of two Irish saints, a hermit of the fifth century and the founder of the monastery.
Ciaran has 1 variant: Kieran▲.Creative forms:
(male) Ciaian, Cialan, ..
(female) Ciaranna, Ciaranne, .. Middle name pairings:
Ciaran Emmanuel (C.E.), ..
How popular is Ciaran?
Ciaran is an unusual first name for men. Ciaran is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Ciaran for boys. Ciaran was first listed in 1998 and reached its apex rank of #1777 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #1969 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the ranking of Ciaran and affiliated names. Kieran (#511 a year ago), Kiernan, Kieron and Kiran (#1388) are the prominent variation forms of Ciaran (#1969 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Ciaran were favored today (median #1573). Kieran is the most chic name for newborns in this list.
Ciaran is alike in pronunciation to Cyran. Other suggested similar names are Aaran, Cadan, Cahan, Cairn, Calan, Carman, Carne, Carny, Caron, Carsan, Carwyn, Cavan, Chanan, Chayan, Cian, Claran, Claron, Coren, Corin, Corrin, Corwan, Crain, Cram, Crane, Crayn, Curran, Cyrano, Daran, Garan, Jaran, Taran, Tiarnan and Zimran. Like Ciaran, these names are not commonly used.See names in meaning and etymology.